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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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May 09, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Clarkston Foundation to relive '60s with party" The Foundations Honorary Degree in Civic Affairs Membership Drive will host "Bridgestock: The Times they are a-Changing" at the Clarkston home of Jim and Anne Evanson. The evening will include '60s and '70s music, food, and beverages.

"Making a point about prayer" Some 40 students and a few adults rallied around the flagpole for the annual observance of World Prayer Day. For the last few years students in American public high schools have used the day as a way to show they believe they ought to be allowed to pray at school.

"Rain, rain go away so tennis team can play" In an ideal world, the Clarkston boys tennis team would have two more league matches, but leave it to Mother Nature to play havoc with the schedule. The Wolves have had three matches this past week cancelled due to rainy conditions.

25 years ago - 1987

"Man Survives night in Lake Huron" Tim Ellenberger, a Brandon Township resident, and two other men were boating to a salmon fishing derby in Port Sanilac when their boat struck an unmarked rock near the south end of Huron County. The group spent the night huddled atop the partially submerged boat. The Michigan Coast Guard found them early Saturday morning.

"Fire by Lightning" Lightning struck a house on Pine Knob Lane Sunday and caused about $4000 in damage. The lightning burned the house electrical service wires, destroyed the electricity meter, and blew the transformers out of their pole.

50 years ago - 1962

"Many Dogs Poisoned here $50 Reward Posted" Independence, Waterford, and White Lake Townships have been hit with a rash of dog poisonings. Strychnine and rat poisoning were believed to be the types used. The Michigan Animal Rescue League is warning people of this outbreak and is offering a $50.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of poisoners.

"State Police to Hold Open House" The State Police will again observe Michigan Week by holding open house on "Hospitality Day." A special welcome is extended to the public to examine the equipment and facilities and find out how the department operates. Visitors will be escorted by officers.

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